Pelvic Health Ottawa, ON

Pelvic Pain & Dysfunction

Pelvic pain and dysfunction can occur for a number of reasons. This type of pain can be very limiting. It can hinder your daily life, affect your emotional wellbeing and prevent you from doing some of the daily tasks or activities you love. Pelvic floor rehabilitation can help to ease your symptoms of pelvic pain or dysfunction and help you return to your activities. If you are experiencing pelvic pain or dysfunction, contact Amped Physiotherapy today to find relief!

How does physical therapy help pelvic pain?

Pelvic floor rehabilitation has been proven to treat a variety of conditions resulting in pelvic pain and dysfunction. Some of the most common pelvic conditions that physical therapy treats include:

Pregnancy and postpartum pelvic pain

The body goes through a great deal of change during pregnancy and childbirth, regardless of the method of delivery. Many people can experience pelvic pain associated with the growth-related changes of pregnancy and the action of vaginal childbirth or Caesarean section. Pelvic floor rehabilitation helps in reducing the pain and helps to maintain your function during and after pregnancy. 

Urinary incontinence

Have you ever experienced leakage with coughing, sneezing or jumping? Have you ever gone to the washroom before an activity, “just in case”? Do you have to wear sanitary pads due to unexpected urine leakage? A physical therapist can help determine the root of your problem with urinary incontinence, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Pelvic floor rehabilitation will focus on assessing your bladder habits and retraining the pelvic floor muscles in order to address your incontinence issues.

Pain following abdominal surgery

If you are recovering from a recent surgical procedure, pelvic floor rehabilitation can help to regain your mobility, improve your strength, teach you to breathe well after your surgery and assist with the mobility of your healing tissues. 

Endometriosis

Endometriosis can affect the organs, bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the pelvic region. Pelvic floor rehabilitation can help you to manage the pain and bloating that you may be experiencing with endometriosis, in addition to retraining the pelvic floor muscles. 

Bowel Incontinence and Dysfunction

Pelvic floor physiotherapists can assess the muscles of your pelvic floor and core to determine if your muscles are a potential cause of your bowel issues. Pelvic floor rehabilitation will focus on assessing your bowel habits and retraining the core and pelvic floor muscles in order to address your issues. 

While these are just a few of the most common conditions of pelvic dysfunction that can be treated with physical therapy, there are a number of additional pelvic conditions that PT treatments can relieve. For example, painful intercourse, diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, and bladder pain syndrome can also be improved with pelvic therapy.

How will I benefit?

The muscles, tendons, and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor play an extremely important role in your core stability system. Our highly trained pelvic floor physiotherapist can help in relieving your pelvic pain, improving your flexibility, and increasing your overall functionality. 

The treatments involved in your pelvic floor rehabilitation plan will be dependent upon your initial assessment and individual needs. Your injury or condition will be evaluated during a physical examination, and then your pelvic floor physiotherapist will form a treatment plan that will address your specific needs. This will typically include several forms of exercise and hands-on treatment to reduce pain, lessen symptoms, and treat your condition.

At Amped Physiotherapy, we are equipped with the private space and resources necessary to treat all forms of pelvic pain and dysfunction. In many cases, our treatment methods can help provide relief and recovery for problems that patients have been facing for years. If your pelvic pain or dysfunction is limiting you, contact Amped Physiotherapy today to begin your path toward wellness!